Wednesday, June 18, 2014



This is such a worthwhile event! Fashion for Life through Relay for Life raises awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society.

This event is very special for me as I've had a very close experience to the cause its for. My Mom passed away from a very aggressive strain of cancer almost 15 years ago. My daughter, who is now almost 13, was never able to meet her grandmother because she was taken by this horrific disease. I watched her deteriorate so quickly, it seemed, from doing her normal active daily routine to being in so much pain she was catatonic from the morphine right before she slipped from us. This all happened within a two year period.

My Mom was a constant gardener both literally and with all the relationships she maintained with family and friends. I try to pass on that quality to her granddaughter every day in the way I treat her and the way I advise her to treat the people in her life.

She was also an avid shopper... of garage sales, antique stores, estate sales, etc.! She belonged to a group of ladies who had that same interest. They called themselves the Biddie Committee and went on 3-4 weekend trips a year to towns around North Texas that are known for their antique stores or craft events. In memory of this, I found this quote, "You find a lot of junk when you're searching through lost and tossed photo ephemera, but every so often you'll find a gem, a wallet-sized masterpiece you're certain could hang on the wall of a gallery if only someone with a name had taken it. Find one or two of those and you're hooked for life." By Ransom Riggs

And in that vein, I want to share some of the "masterpieces" I've found at the FFL 2014! All of the designers and creators that have participated in the FFL since the 7th are gems, in my opinion. These are just a few I've put together to share so far.

A glorious multi-colored gown in bright jewel tones of blues with a mix of red and white added in for contrast with the royal and turquoise blues and black. The bodice is long sleeved with a deep scoop neck showing plenty of luscious cleavage.
Nantra Poses @ FFL 2014 ~ St. Petersburg Background
The skirt is of floor-length silk in the same texture as the bodice with diaphanous multi-layers of turquoise lace starting at the lower back ending at the feet and surrounding the front at upper thigh. It comes in 3 different colors (pink and black not shown) and is an exclusive offering to Fashion for Life 2014.

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A close-up shot of the stunning accessories that are also from several different designers participating in FFL 2014. Starting with the Lapidis jewelry set from Moondance Boutique by Kat Carter. An amazing set of stones on a fine silver chain with an added pendant on the necklace. Drop earrings with a hook attachment at the ears support a large stone at each ear and nails that are coordinated in color to the gorgeous set. The Lapidis set offers a color changing HUD that includes 4 metals, 10 stone options and 10 Nail colors (the nails have both LQ Mesh nails that attach to regular or Elegant1 Slink hands and a Slink Hand HUD) so that you can wear with any outfit you desire. Unfortunately, this set is only available at the Moondance Boutique Flawless location and not at the FFL; however the Chrome Nails are. There are many other sets and one's that will be shown soon in another blog.

Nantra Poses @ FFL 2014 ~ St. Petersburg Background

The hair is a delightful messy styled updo from Emo-tions by Mirja Mills called Leena, I chose the brown pack hair color because it has a beautiful red hair in it called "Autumn". A beautiful middle part allows shorter hair to hang down in the front to frame the face while the rest of the lovely hair, which is thick and full of volume, is pulled loosely up to hang in an arranged disarray in the back. Leena is an unrigged Mesh + Flexi and each pack includes 4 hair colors with a HUD for easy change as well as the matching hair bases. And at a surprisingly low price of $122 Ls, how can you go wrong!

The last thing I added was an elegant set of eyewear by +Crie Style+ called Cantabile (B). The delicate filigree of the frame is so detailed and the lenses are slightly smoked for depth and color. +Crie Style+ is celebrating their 6th anniversary so stop by and show them you love them!

Also from JUMO, I chose to wear Leona Eyeshadow in Acquamarine Blue and Leona Red Lips as well as JUMO's Brighton Teal Heels with Studs for Slink High Feet. The rest of my style is listed below.

Thanks, again to all the gifted designers who are participating in the FFL this year!



Skin: Belleza Melissa
Shape: Exclusively Ren
Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Eyes in Pale Turquoise
Hands/Feet: Slink Elegant1 & High Feet
Beauty Mark: Tattanooga *Face Tattoo** Face Mark 002
Freckles: Alexandra Barcelos Frecks1

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